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6 SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, October 29, 1998 ~l,ell I ca,l." I,ack hi i)ul,lin. I was courtnlarliah'd in my al~,',l,'," and senh'n,'ed Ill lleath ill nly al~s,'ne,', so I said they ,'t)llJd ~,JlooI Illt' ill lily aJ,s('ll('('. --Brendan Behan m -"' '1 '1' I III II I STRAIGHT 7 REPUBLICAN PARTY STATE TICKET JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS 41 JOHN McCUSKEY Appointed to WV Supreme Court by Gov. Cecil Underwood Dec. 30, 1997 4-Term member WV House of Delegates from Harrison Co. WV Commissioner of Finance and Administration 1985-88 25 yrs. as practicing attorney McCuskey is a native of Harrison County. He is a graduate of W. Va. Wesleyan College and holds an electrical engineering degree from University of Pennsylvania, as well as a law degree from the WVU College of Law. He, his wife Anne, daughter Elizabeth, and son JB. reside in Charleston. STATE SENATE 16th District 49 HARRY E. DUGAN West Virginia State Senator since 1994 representing the Sixteenth Senatorial District Member of the Education, Finance and Rule Committees West Virginia Small Businessman of the Year 1984 Distinguished West Virginian Award 1984 Senator Dugan and his wife, Sharon, reside in Berkeley County. Mr. Dugan is a member of the Heritage Freewill Baptist Church. He has three sons Ronald, Robert and James Dugan. HOUSE OF DELEGATES 55th District I 63 DAVID L. WOODS 32 yrs. Navy civilian executive (director scientific inforrnationfinal decade), also active in reserve USN duty in U.S. and overseas 30 yrs. leader in national professional associations. 5 yrs. Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Part-time teacher 25 yrs. Locally-publisher, business reporter, radio host and commentator, antique dealer and H&R Block income counsel Woods worked his way through college and several universities earning a bachelor, maste's and doctoral degrees. He has five grown children and five grandchildren. He and his wife, Renee, live in an 1862 Middleway home. COUNTY TICKET COUNTY COMMISSION Charles Town District i 8s AL HOOPER President~Operator ofA. G. Hooper Inc Shenandoah Development Corporation, and Tuscawilla Utilities Inc. Active for 42 years as an engineer, surveyor, land planner, water~sewer operator, and general contractor in Jefferson County Member of Board of Directors of the Old Charles Town Library, Jeff. Co. Boys and Girls Club, Jeff. Co. Chamber'of Commerce, Jeff. Co. Planning Commission, Charles Town Utility Board, Jeff. Co. Water- shed Coalition and the Shepherdstown Men's Club Hooper holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from George Washington University. He resides in Charies Town with his wife of 46 years, Barbara. He is the father of three grown children and one granddaughter, Emily. COUNTY COMMISSION Shepherdstown District 92 JAMES G. KNODE Two years as president of Jefferson County Commission; six year commission member concentrating on planning and economic development, historic landmarks, and public utilities Experienced small business owner and management consultant with M.B.A. degree in Business Economics and Public Policy Fiscally responsible, accessible and impartial leader Jim and his wife Ann are natives of the Shepherdstown area with a commitment to Jefferson County's heritage and promise as evidenced by their continuing community involvement. They are the parents of two grown children, Katie and. Galen. Paid for by Jefferson County Republican Women's Club and Jefferson County Republican Club. *This advertisement contains ballot information but is not a true representation of the actual November 3 General Election Ballot NOVEMBER 3, 1998 AMBULANCE This levy placed before the voters will provide funds to implement the following: i Funds for Career Staff: ! 4 Emergency Medical Technicians - Paramedic | 4 Emergency Medical Technicians - Basic Medical Director Ambulance Authority Coordinator Staffing Emergency Ambulances in Charles Town, Har i Ferry, and Shepherdstown and on Blue Ridge Mountain Ability to operate an Emergency Ambulance Facility in a 24-hour/365 day a year mode based on performance. Compensated Salaries include FICA, Medicare, Retiren Workers Compensation, Unemployment Compensation and Medical Insurance. Funds for Volunteer and Career Training: ! EMS providers are required to be involved in on going education programs to meet the standards of certificatio defined by the W. Va. Department of Health. Legislative Title 64 - Series 48 for Certified Emergency Ambulance Operations EMT - B Qualifications: Emergency Medical Technician Basis (EMT-B) (3 year " EMT - Basic course (110 hours), Current CPR (renewed " Completion of EMT- B Refresher course (33 hours) Hazardous Materials recognition; Automobile Extraction Advanced Life Support Qualifications Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) (collegq 550 plus hours), Must hold EMT - B certification prior to Completion of EMT - P Refresher course (48 hours) to ACLS; PALS; BTLS; CPR; Pharmacology and other sub The recertification process included written and practical inations. EMSA- Registered Nurse (EMSA- RN), (EMSA- PA) Professionally licensed by the state of W. Va. as a or Physicians Assistant. Funds for Volunteer and Career Equ" Ambulance Replacement Advance Life Support Equipment Emergency Scene Protective Equipment Uniforms Other Gear Required for West Virginia State Certified !cd, Emergency Ambulance Operations Funds for Volunteer and Career Operation ;' Insurance for Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdst Blue Ridge Mountain, to cover: r,t Fidelity Bond; Contents; Portable Equipment; Automobile, Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Compensation and Collisio l General Liability/Malpractice; Management Liability Attorney Fees Equipment Operations and Maintenance Billing Cost Public Education and Relations r. i Vehicle for Coordinator and Operation Office Supplies Cost of Ambulance Levy: - $2,2 Million Over the 3 Year Life of the Levy :. Tax Rates Per Class of Property: The additional Levies in cents on each one hundred doll assessed valuation as approved on November 3, 1998, FY 1999 FY 2000 Class I 1.68 cents 2.45 cents 2.4', Class II 3.36 cents 4.90 cents 4.91 Class III 6.72 cents 9.80 cents 9.9 i Class IV 6.72 cents 9.80 cents 9.9( o: Estimated Cost to the Property Owner: FY 1999 FY 2000 ! Class I $1o,ooo appraised property, $1.08 $1.47 assessed value at $6,000 (60%) Class II $100,000 appraised property, $20.16 $29.4 i assessed value at $60,000 (60%) Class III $1o,ooo appraised property, $4.03 $5.88 assessed value at $6,000 (60%) Class IV" $io,ooo appraised property $4.03 $5.88 i assessed value at $6,000 (60%) Comments, Please Contact: Steven McKinney, President - 728-0522 Dr. Scott Morgan, Vice-President George Quinn, Treasurer Michael Alvarez .Charlie Hall Pete Kelley ,George Stebbins .Geof Paid for by the Jefferson County Ambulance Authority, October 18, 1998 S. McKinney, President: G. Quinn,